A former star of "Scrubs" has signed a development and talent holding deal with 20th Century Fox Television, reports Deadline.com. Sarah Chalke will develop a half-hour comedy project aimed at debuting in fall 2012.
"She is incredibly talented as a comic force — she can do physical comedy and has great timing. There is almost a Lucy quality to her," said 20th Chairman Gary Newman, referring to Lucille Ball.
Chalke will soon begin meeting with writers to work on a concept. Studio executives will also consider other comedies under development that could work for her, the story adds.